Tag Archives: NASA

40 years of waiting

Today is the 40th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 17 (9:33 pm PST). It remains humanity’s most recent journey to the moon. In my view, that is an astonishingly long lasting lack of interest in sending people to places … Continue reading

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the view from above

The photo of “earthrise” taken by Apollo 8 astronaut Bill Anders has been described by many, including Life magazine, as one of the most influential photos of all time. It has been credited with vitalizing the environmental movement. It sure … Continue reading

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Video: night flight over the earth

What do you do with your “spare time” when working on the International Space Station? How about shoot some time-lapse video and set it to music. Here is a rough cut of the latest piece that Ron Garan is working … Continue reading

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Pavilion Lake Research Project

This past weekend I made a visit to Kelly Lake and Pavilion Lake. The prospect of NASA operating in central BC right after I made the trip to Florida to watch the shuttle launch was too good to pass up. … Continue reading

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NASA in Clinton?

I am headed off to Kamloops for some adventures this weekend. I haven’t seen my brother in a couple of months nor have I ridden his new motorcycle. As mine is no longer functional I am borrowing one from a … Continue reading

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we be jammin’

I have been a bit unwell the last few days. This has given me plenty of time for reading and other indoor activities that don’t take me too far from bed. Yesterday I made one jar of jam. It was … Continue reading

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Running some numbers

I had a comment to yesterdays post highlighting the official NASA line they “intend to rent Russian seats to get to space until a private shuttle is ready.” Rather than crafting a reaction inline I thought I might make a … Continue reading

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Launch Day

Mum and I spent all day on Thursday July 7th traveling to Florida in anticipation of the launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis at 11:26 am on Friday the 8th. This was the 135th and final launch of the space shuttle … Continue reading

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nerd humour

Did you know Johannes Kepler had a part-time job as janitor? Each day he would sweep out equal areas. I am soooooooo excited for the launch.

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try SCE to ‘Aux’

Friday I will be in Florida. I have long been a keen learner of all things related to human spaceflight. No technological accomplishments in my lifetime have been more spectacular to me than the 134 NASA Space Shuttle launches and … Continue reading

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